Discovering Local History
Housing in Stoke-on-Trent
Paradise Street - Tunstall
The next example is a working-class house in the Tunstall. Situated in Paradise Street, and built in 1821, it is in many ways similar to our previous example, having two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs.
Paradise Street as a whole, however, had a number of shops and in consequence several dealers and traders together with their employees were living there. Even so its residents included a number of labourers, miners and beer sellers.
In total there were 177 residents in the street on census day 1881 living in 28 houses (seven properties - possibly lock-up shops - appear to have been unoccupied), giving an average density of 6.3 persons per house.
Most of Paradise Street was demolished in the mid 1980s.
Plan of a typical house in Paradise Street
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